July/August 1997

The way Catholics really live has been Gordon's perennial concern in her six works of fiction.

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Features

Literary Publishing in the Post-NEA World

by Robert McDowell
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What will happen to independent presses as they face new financial, marketing, and distribution pressures?

An Interview With Duff Brenna

by Yvonne Gillis
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Duff Brenna, a Midwestern outlaw turned professor, whose first book was turned down by forty-six publishers, is emerging at fifty-five as a formidable novelist.

Opening the Front Door: The Art of Access

by Kenny Fries
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The Millay Colony for the Arts builds a new facility that provides access to writers and artists with disabilities.

An Interview With Mary Gordon

by Sandy Asirvatham
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The way Catholics really live has been Gordon's perennial concern in her six works of fiction.

Decency and Indecency in Cyberspace

by Mike High
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The new technology on the Internet could significantly change the way the courts interpret the first amendment.

News and Trends

NEA Awards First Literature Grants Under New Structure

by Jane Ludlam
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Literary organizations receive nearly $3 million, despite Congress's threat to abolish the agency.

Soyinka Accused of Treason

by Patricia J. Chui
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Nobel laureate Soyinka stands accused of treason by his home country, Nigeria.

Poets & Writers, Inc. Secures First Corporate Sponsor

by Elizabeth M. Kelley
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Poets & Writers signs Barnes & Noble as its first corporate sponsor.

Georgia State University Launches New Literary Journal

by Christine Liotta
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The triannual journal "Five Points" is launched.

Two New Literary Prizes

by Mary Gannon
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The Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award and the Chinook Prize.

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